Tien River

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From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta & Vinh Trang Pagoda Tour

1. From Ho Chi Minh City: Mekong Delta & Vinh Trang Pagoda Tour

Discover the verdant beauty of the Mekong Delta on a day trip from Ho Chi Minh city. Travel in an air-conditioned minivan or bus and board a motorboat for a ride through islands on the Tien River. Enjoy a local lunch in an orchard and ride a rowboat under coconut trees on the Bao Dinh canal. Depart from your Ho Chi Minh City hotel and head to the Mekong Delta by minivan or bus. Pass by green rice fields before arriving at the beautiful rural My Tho. Along the way, visit the Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in the Mekong delta.  Go by motorized boat on the Tien River to the Qui (Tortoise islet). See the fishing port, boat-building workshops, and the Dragon, Phoenix, and Unicorn Islet. Walk into the village, where you can visit a local fruit garden and enjoy the tropical fruit while listening to Southern Vietnamese folk music performed by islanders. Join in the daily activities that the locals do and take in the atmosphere of this beautiful natural countryside.  Visit the bee house, and take a picture of the pythons. Lunch will be served right in the heart of the orchard garden. The boat cruise will lead you through the Bao Dinh canal, entering Ben Tre province — the land of coconuts. Here you'll see a typical agricultural model called "Garden – Pond – Cage” before visiting the coconut candy-making shop. Next, enjoy a rowing boat trip on the small canal, fully covered by the shadow of the water coconut trees. After your boat ride, take a bike ride around the island before returning to the bus.

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What people are saying about Tien River

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,900 reviews

The tour was great. The tour guide Alex was exceptionally entertaining and informative. All of the activities were timed well so you were not hanging around for too long throughout the day. Unfortunately due to weather we were unable to get into the Pagoda but Alex was quick to explain the importance of the site to the tour bus. The bus ride and all of the boat rides were very enjoyable. I would strongly recommend this tour if you have a day in Ho Chi Minh and would like to see the Mekong Delta

We had a wonderful time on the Mekong River day tour. Everything was extremely organized and our guide Kevin was absolutely delightful! Funny, informative, would highly recommend.

Fun trip with a lot packed in. The drive to mekong river was shorter than expected. Included lunch and fruits were delicious. The guide, Beo, was excellent.

The tour guide was amazing and made the experience so enjoyable! Very interesting and beautiful day

It was very good. Good relation between what we did and the price. We did a lot and it was fun.